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Oreochromis niloticus (Nile Tilapia) is a species of bony fishes in the family Cichlidae. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is native to Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal River, River Nile, Gambia River, Ghana, Eritrea, Angola, Niger River, Chad, Nigeria, Rwenzori Range, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ethiopia. Individuals can grow to 4324 g. Nile Tilapia has sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 25 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Nile tilapia. View this species on GBIF